Great Sea Stories
...It is one of the curiosities of literature, a fact that old Isaac Disraeli might have delighted to linger over, that there have been no collectors of sea-tales; that no man has ever, as in the present instance, dwelt upon the topic with the purpose of gathering some of the best work into a single volume. And yet men have written of the sea since 2500 B.C. when an unknown author set down on papyrus his account of a struggle with a sea-serpent. This account, now in the British Museum, is the first sea-story on record. Our modern sea-stories begin properly with the chronicles of the early navigators-in many of which there is an unconscious art that none of our modern masters of fiction has greatly surpassed. ...
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... and a desperate attempt of the Spaniards to board at once through the stern-
ports and up the quarter was met with such a demurrer of shot and steel that they
found themselves in three minutes again upon the galley's poop, accompanied, ...
There was a murmur of applause from all around ; and if any young heart sank for
a moment at the prospect of fighting three ships at once , it was awed into silence
by the cheer which rose from all the older men , and by Salvation Yeo ' s ...
... for it prevented the other galley from returning to the attack without exposing
herself a second time to the English broadside ; and a desperate attempt of the
Spaniards to board at once through the stern - ports and up the quarter was met
The wretches answer by a shout ; and Amyas , once more safe on board again ,
dashes after the other galley , which has been hovering out of reach of his guns :
but there is no need to trouble himself about her ; sickened with what she has got
When she had lost her way , the captain gave the order , “ Let go the anchor . We
will haul all at once , Mr . Falcon , " said the captain . Not a word was spoken ; the
men went to the fore brace , which had not been manned ; most of them knew ...